Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes
My sister and I made this fruit salad for a Fourth of July barbecue.
It's a traditional recipe from Sean's family and is called, Aunt Elsie's Fruit Salad. Along with this recipe, I have several others that are in a cute little family recipe booklet Sean has given me to hold onto. A few years ago his wonderful sister, Barbie, gave each family member one of these recipe booklets and I love having it. Whenever Sean wants me to make something he had when he was a kid, there's a chance I can make it for him with the exact recipe. :)
He's probably right, nuts in a creamy goey fruit salad isn't always that good and they get soggy sometimes.
Yes, the salad was REALLY, REALLY GOOD! I happen to love this salad every time.
ANYWAY, I had some left over marshmallows from the fruit salad and I wanted to do something with them before they melted and stuck together in the bag. So I made some rice krispie treats.
Recipe for 16 rice krispie treat cupcakes:
4 cups rice krispie cereal
3 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
-Butter 16 cups in your mini cupcake pan w/o papers and set aside.
-In a medium to large size pot, melt butter on medium heat.
-Stir in vanilla.
-Stir in 3 cups marshmallows, contantly stiring until all marshmallows are melted.
-Stir in rice cereal and stir until cereal is coated evenly with goo.
-Take the pot off burner.
-Be careful beacause the stuff will be a bit hot, with a wooden spoon and as quickly as you can, spoon treats into the cupcake cups.
-Coat your fingers and hands with butter(butter spray is the easiest in a project like this) and lightly press the treats into the cups shaping a round top like a cupcake.
-Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
-Take the treats out of the pan and place each one in a cupcake paper. Set aside.
-Make your frosting for the top. I used whipped cream.
Small batch of whipped cream frosting:
1/2 a pint whipping cream
1/4 cup powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla bean paste(or whatever vanilla you have)
-Whip the cream until you have stiff peaks.
-Mic in vanilla and sugar. Chill.
-Pipe a small amount of whipped cream on the krispie treat cupcakes and top them with a mini fruit marshmallow and sprinkles if you want.